I really haven't done so well keeping up with the blogs. Even reading them has been difficult. I have, however, been keeping up the running. The May Parkrun was my last post and I have just run the Hampstead Midsummer 10k (last Sunday). 120th out of 200 at 52mins 1sec didn't seem bad for what is a difficult, hilly course. But what fun. There is a real buzz running with others. The camaraderie was fantastic and the marshalls/ 'crowd' positive and encouraging.
I am now looking forward to the Brentwood HM in October, hoping to get some more Parkruns in too. I have had a plan in place to train to and it seems to be fine so far: long run, recovery run and tempo or speed run weekly. Currently it adds up to about 22- 27k. I feel I will need to push my distances a bit to feel really ready for the HM but the plan does move on more as I get into the late summer. Perhaps I need to fit in a fourth run in the week. The only question is finding the time. I can't really do the mornings so run after work midweek and do my long run on Sunday mornings. If anyone manages to do a midweek run before work midweek I'd be interested to hear.
Good to be back. Happy running!!